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Six musical announces new casting for West End return

The show will also run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer

Aimie Atkinson, Millie O'Connell and Jarneia Richard-Noel
Aimie Atkinson, Millie O'Connell and Jarneia Richard-Noel

New casting has been announced for Six, which returns to the West End in August.

Directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, the cast will feature Jarneia Richard-Noel (The Color Purple) as Catherine of Aragon, Millie O'Connell (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Anne Boleyn, Natalie Paris (Sunday in the Park With George) as Jane Seymour, Alexia McIntosh (Godiva Rocks) as Anne of Cleves, Aimie Atkinson (In the Heights) as Katherine Howard and Maiya Quansah-Breed (professional debut) as Catherine Parr. Grace Mouat completes the cast as swing/dance captain.

Based on the lives and trials of the six wives of Henry VIII, the pop-concert musical from Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss includes numbers such as "Ex Wives", "Haus of Holbein" and "Don't Lose Ur Head".

Prior to the show's West End run, it will run at the Norwich Playhouse from 11 to 15 July and at Cambridge Arts Theatre from 17 to 21 July, with further dates and venues to be announced. It will also have a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe, playing at Underbelly's purple cow in George Square from 1 to 27 August. It then runs from 30 August to 23 September at the Arts Theatre.

The production has choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, design by Emma Bailey, costume by Gabriella Slade, lighting by Tim Deiling, sound by Paul Gatehouse, musical supervision by Joe Beighton, and orchestrations by Tom Curran.